Denzil Allen ‘Dan’ Neely

Denzil Allen “Dan” Neely, 63, of Wilsontown, passed from this life on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at his home.

He was born Aug. 27, 1954, in Lorain, Ohio, a son of the late Mason L. and Dora B. Wilson Neely, who survives at Wilsontown. He was united in marriage on Sept. 22, 1974, to Sharon Ann Schleuniger of Buckhannon, who preceded him in death on Nov. 8, 2009.

In addition to his mother, Dan is survived by the following: one son, Brian Patrick Neely and wife Cara of Manchester, New Hampshire; three grandchildren: Camron, Collin and Claire Neely of Moultonborough, New Hampshire; one sister, the Rev. Vicki D. Sheppard and husband Richard of Bruceton Mills; and several special aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Dan was a 1972 graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School and the United Electronics Institute of Charleston. He was employed by the WVDOT as an electronic technician. His passion for life was ever present. He loved motorcycling, fishing and riding old country roads, was an avid HAM radio operator, loved antique automobiles (like his father before him) and hiking.

Dan was a member of the Wilson Chapel United Methodist Church, the Holly River Park Foundation, Franklin Lodge No. 7 A.F. & A.M. of Buckhannon, and HAM radio operators of America.

The family would like to extend a special word of thanks to the folks and crew at the DOT who provided Dan always with support and grace during illness and the death of Dan’s beloved Sharon.

According to the request of the deceased, the body was cremated.

Family and friends will be received at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., with a memorial service beginning at 1 p.m. with S. Christopher Phillips and the Rev. Vicki D. Sheppard officiating. Private graveside services will be held at the Bailey Ridge Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Holly River Foundation at P.O. Box 2, Hacker Valley, WV 26222. Online condolences may be extended to the Neely family at www.heavnerandcutright.com. The Neely family entrusted the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel and Cremation Service with the arrangements.